Profile: Why tech billionaire Peter Thiel is so determined to gain control of the political sphere

The Silicon Valley mogul is stepping down from the board of Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to focus on his political interests

Peter Thiel is a real American, despite having German and New Zealand citizenship. He fights for the rights of everyone, although he considers democracy incompatible with freedom. He fights for your rights, as he defines them.

Thiel’s decision to step down from the board of Meta, Facebook’s parent company, last week came just days after the business lost a fifth of its value in a single day. The 54-year-old was an angel investor in Facebook, ...